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. there was a surtax in the health care law, supposedly to pay for medicare, but they raised it -- they raided the money out of medicare before it even arrived to pay for the new obamacare spending. it's 0.9% additional medicare tax on wages of high income earners, and it is 3.8% on all unearned income, so capital gains, dividends, rental income, interest, any other unearned income has this new 3.8% surtax, and that's on top of whatever might happen in these fiscal cliff talks. megyn: so that is happening. if you make $200,000 as an individual or 250 as a family, it's happening as of january 1. >> well, looks that way. my parsing of speaker boehner's offer in the fiscal cliff talks is that this is going to happen no matter what. they talked about holding the line -- megyn: no, wait, wait, wait, let me interrupt because i just don't want to confuse the two, because all the taxes are confusing. i'm saying this surtax, this .9 income tax surtax, and then this 3.8% surtax on nearly all capital gains, that is happening irrespective of what happens with the fiscal cliff negotiations? >> almost certa
a political calculation this offer doesn't remotely deal with entitlement reform that saves medicare, medicaid and social security from bankruptcy. it raises $1.6 trillion on job creators that will destroy the economy and there are no spending criminals. >>reporter: the president now is demanding twice as much new tax revenue as he talked about in the campaign. >>shepard: thank you from the north lawn. kid would play contact sports could be damaging their brain before they get to college. there is a brand new study that shows how much damage a few hits to the head can do to a person and what it means for that person's long term health. that is next. and the story of the explosives, millions of pounds of explosives in a small town in louisiana, which is the real life home to the fictional town from "true blood." hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios and i'm here to tell homeowners that are 62 and older about a great way to live a better retirement. it's called a
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, on reforming those systems to save medicare and medicaid, social security, cutting defense, reforming the taxes, then do not meet -- if he doesn't want to meet halfway, but i've got to tell you, i am heartened with what i saw in the president's tone yesterday. i loved hearing him tell a group of americans yesterday, hey, we're going to get this thing done. i feel good about it. i love that he agreed to sit down with john boehner one on one. richard, you've done negotiations on all levels. i really liked the tone the president was sending. and by the way, i felt like charles krauthammer did a couple of days ago. because the president seemed to be saying -- and you've said it, too, along with geithner -- we won. the other side's going to cave. the president's changing his tone, and i think that is great not only for the american people, i think it's great for the president. >> i think you're right. there's a sense that people have once again remembered the basic rule of negotiation. in a funny sort of way, you've got to help the guy you're negotiating with because you need a partner to succeed. y
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and deductions. $600 billion in so-called health savings, which includes changes to medicare. 300 billion other mandatory savings. 300 billion in discretionary savings. this white house shot it down saying this until republicans in congress are willing to get serious about asking the wealthiest to pay higher tax rates, we won't achieve a balance. tonight, tom coburn of oklahoma, a man who's been called one of the keys to reaching a real deal. >> glad to be with you. >> let's begin with this letter that's addressed to the president and comes to majority leader boehner. in this letter, he sort of lays out part of his plan. what do you think of his plan as we've laid out so far? >> i think the first thing that i heard you say is the white house is already reacted negativively to it, which is really concerning to me. look, what he offered was what erskine bowles offered as a compromise to the democrats and republicans. i'm certain if this is not good enough for the white house, we will go over the fiscal cliff because this is a compromise on taxes. this is a compromise on mandatory spending and it'
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's what you'd get from entitlement reform. from reforming medicare, and doing some cuts there under this plan. but compare it to the white house plan, very different than what's on the table there. $1.6 trillion in new taxes. that is two times the amount in the boehner plan, and also, of course, includes increasing those income tax rates for the wealthy. $400 billion to medicare and other entitlements, that's $ 00 billion less than in the speaker's counteroffer and this would force congress to give up its debt limit vote which is a nonstarter for house republicans. the white house saying that boehner counteroffer is nothing new, that it lacks specifics. but i will tell you, zoraida, that one house democratic aid telling cnn that it passed the laugh test. so certainly i guess it could have been worse in some estimations by democrats. >> i suspect some people were laughing. brianna keilar live at the white house for us, thank you. in the next half hour, we'll talk about the prospect for a fiscal cliff deal with california's democratic congressman xavier becerra. >>> the rain and flood
but no inflation to adjustments. republicans also want to raise the eligibility age for medicare. the white house does not. there are other differences. nothing matters more to the white house than breaking gop resistance to higher taxes on the wealthy. >> the president certainly has principles here that he intends to stick to which is that he will not sign an extension of the bush era tax cuts for the top 2%. >> erskine bowles said as big as the divide appears, despair is premature. >> that is just like a movie theater you go through each one of these. to get a deal done i am positive you will have to have increased tax rates on the top 2%. i'm also sure that the cuts that the president put on the table for health care entitlements will not be sufficient to get the deal done. >> reporter: republicans said many of their ideas reflected ideas put forward first by erskine bowles, but mr. bowles quickly put out a statement denying that, giving the white house an opportunity to gloat and question the republican seriousness in all of this. here at the white house, th
in medicare reforms and 600 billion in spending cuts. because it doesn't contain tax hikes for the wealthiest americans or specifics about which loopholes will be eliminated, the president immediately rejected the republican proposal. want to know how far apart democrats and republicans are? listen to this. >> i think we're going over the cliff. >> it's unfortunate the white house has spent three weeks doing basically nothing. >> what we can't do is sit here trying to figure out what works for them. >> the president's idea of negotiation is roll over and do what i ask. >> it's clear to me they made a political calculation. if their ideas are different from ours, we can't guess what they are. >> they need to be more specific. >> some specificity from them. >> he can't be serious. >> haven't even begun to be serious. >> we need to get serious. >> i don't think they're serious. >> i would say we're nowhere. period. we're nowhere. >> hard to disagree with that. we're nowhere. period. >> the cliff is grim, and no one is making new year's eve plans because everyone thinks this will be a real clinch
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, which everybody knows we've got to do if we're going to keep medicare going. i don't think anybody in this body doesn't know that within ten years it will be broke unless we make the appropriate structural reforms now. the president continues to call for a balanced approach to deficit reduction, but in practice he's offering up all tax increases and no spending discipline. he has offered up nothing meaningful on entitlement reform. the proposal put forward last week by secretary geithner was embarrassing. i happen to like secretary geithner. i stood up for him under some trying circumstances on the finance committee before he was approved by the senate. and i did it because i believe he's a hard worker. i believe he's an intelligent man. and i personally like him. but my gosh, if i was the treasury secretary and the president gave me that plan to go up and show it to the leader of the house, the speaker of the house, i would have said, no, mr. president, you can't do this. this is an insult. if the president said you've got to do this for me, i would say, i think it's better for me
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details. we understand much of that comes from medicare, things that we've heard from republicans over and over like raising the eligibility age, means testing, things like that. so then we have about $600 billion in essentially spending cuts, half from mandatory spending, half from discretionary spending. this is the other very interesting thing that's new. $200 billion from revising the consumer price index. that sounds very technical. but it has very real world consequences because it very much could affect the money, the checks that social security recipients in particular get every single month because it effectively changes inflation so it changes the formula from what they would get. >> significant differences between the white house proposal on this part of the equation as well as on the tax equation. the politics behind this latest republican counterproposal, are they just going through the motions of having their opening bargaining positions knowing that both sides are going to have to make concessions. >> reporter: the answer to that is yes. everybody knows that everybody is
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the growth of spending, especially the health care programs like medicare and medicaid for older people, and we need more revenue. we have to reform our tax system so we collect more revenue. it's not possible to do all of that between now and the end of the year when this fiscal cliff thing hits, but the government could put in place a framework. that's what they are arguing about now, what is the framework for the grand bargain that we will fill in the details in the next congress? >> one of the biggest fundamental reforms though that you say needs to happen is with those entitlement programs, so what exactly needs to change right now, and what would you say needs to stay? >> well, nobody is for abolishing medicare, for example. everybody is in favor of medicare. it's a very important program for seniors. it's paid the cost of health care for seniors over many years. we're going to have more seniors. that's part of the problem, and health care costs go up, so the program is going to be more expensive. the problem is to use those resources more effectively. we have very expensive healt
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security and medicare self-funded programs, the democrats are the ones that are the protectors of that. republicans know the only way to get it modified or changed is to have a democratic president begin that process. any time they've ever started with any of their clowns, it has been a disasterrer. they have to start the process. number two is they whine and cry about the deficit. basic civics 101. the president spends no money. the congress approves everything. they're the ones that created it. >> bill: sure. they're the ones who brought us to the fiscal cliff as we were talking yesterday because their super committee failed to do its job and now we have the sequestration hanging over our heads. >> they constantly create a situation, try to blame obama. >> bill: kevin, do you think we dare say look, hold the line and if you don't raise rates on the top 2%, we're not going to make a deal? >> absolutely. hold the line. i'll gladly pay more taxes than to have some rich son of a bitch pay more. >> bill: you and m
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to medicare and social security. republican counter that tough cuts are needed to tackle the soaring debt, leaving washington locked in a stalemate, less than a month before every american sees their taxes shoot up. the gridlock has irritated people outside washington, like deborah page of arlington, texas. >> if i was working the way the president and congress was working, i would probably lose my job. >> reporter: page started a petition that would cease paychecks and health benefits for all members of congress and president obama if they can't avoid the fiscal cliff. the petition's chances are slim. but it's a reflection of americans' frustration with 28 days left. rob and paula? >> tahman bradley live in washington today. thank you, tahman. >>> and as talks over the fiscal cliff drag on, a new poll finds that most americans do not think very highly of congress. one in ten americans rate the honesty and ethical standards of its members as very high or high. this puts the law making body, second-lowest on the list of 22 professions. higher only than car sales people. >> how telling is t
raising the medicare eligibility age and reducing social security benefits. those are nonstarters for the president and other democrats who are facing a lot of pressure from unions and other groups to leaf those programs untouched. >>> we should fix it. that should be a separate track conversation. it should not be raiding social security to deal with the deficit. >> responding to questions on quitter there isn't enough spending on the deal. republicans say he needs to assess the costly programs need to be restructured. >> what i want is to get the country out of debt in a permanent way. the dig problem with us becoming greedy is not the revenue it's not the tax codes it's entitlement. >> what the plan daoes not do i raise tax rates on the wealthy. it has to be any part of any deal that he will accept. >>> back to you. >> thank you. it is time for your first degree weather. maria molina is live with the forecast for today. we are looking at yet again another day with well above average temperatures across portions of the midwest in the 60s across texas, fmemphis new orleans and ac
-- to the elderly from the government. higher medicare spending, higher retirement spending, and especially something we have to get used to and we're going to have to bump up the share of the economy, that is, from the government because that's the way we're going to have to live if we want to take care of the elderly. mark, is that a reality? does that mean higher -- i'm sorry, lower long-term growth rates for the economy? >> well, yeah. i mean, two things. one is it's right that because of the aging of the population, all else being equal, government spending as a share of gdp will rise because as definition the elderly will be using medicare and social security. but that's not the biggest part of the increase in what's going on in medicare and medicaid and social security. it's really the growth in health care costs. so, if we can control that and bring that rate down, then we'll be fine. we'll be okay. but you're right about the economy. the broader economy. because in the aging of the population, and people retiring, the rate of growth in the labor force is going to slow. it already i
, increasing the eligibility age for medicare and lowering the annual cost of living hikes for social security hikes. flu our -- put theirs on the table and dared republicans to do the same. >> they have done that tonight. the officials saying that the counter offer is ridiculous. they are hammering the fact that there is not enough in terms of tax revenue. that there is too much in terms of spending cuts. also limited detail as you noted about those spending cuts. another thing republicans leave out raising the nation's debt ceiling which would be coming due again early next year. jay carney says all of this means it's a nonstarter. take a listen. >> it is entirely unacceptable to it have a repeat performance of what the american people washed with horror in the summer of 2011, which was a willingness by a minority of the overall assemblage of lawmakers on capitol hill to hold the american economy hostage, to threaten default on the american economy. >> the bottom line tonight is that white house officials are telling me unless john boehner admits that basically the president won the election
of legislation not only before the election but after the election cutting the growth of medicare spending by $400 billion, providing major cuts in domestic discretionary, nondefense major defense discretionary but here, i have a test. grover norquist and i can argue this all evening, but if the republicans really have the courage of their convictions with regard to what grover is talking about, it seems to me that john boehner should have no problem releasing a bill allowing congress, allowing republicans, to vote on whether there will be an extension of the bush tax cuts for the bottom 98%. i mean, if in fact grover is right and the president is overstepping, then there's no reason why john boehner should be holding up this bill. grover, let me ask you. will you call john boehner tomorrow morning and say mr. speaker, i think you should release that bill and allow republicans to show whether they are pledged to me or pledged to the united states. >> first of all, let's be serious. you know better than that. the pledge that congressmen and senators, governors, state legislators, take is to
to truly save medicare and social security, we've got to do something about it. that's what republicans have been proposing all along. we want to solve a problem once and for all. and that's why we haven't waited -- it's interesting that we're just now talking about it. but back in july, we passed legislation that would freeze the rates, deal with sequestration, make the cuts that needed to take place in spend sog we wouldn't be at this dilemma in december at this time. the president was on the campaign trail then. we thought he'd get off the campaign trail now and stop politics and start focusing on policy. >> can i ask you one last one quickly. the original across the board spending cut for sequestration was i believe $1.2 trillion. >> yes. >> in the republican proposal, you all seemed to have $200 billion as some kind of substitute. what's going to happen to the other trillion dollars in spending cuts that people expected? >> well, we believe you take care of it right now for a couple years. we're looking to not just solve this problem overall. we want to have overall tax reform next
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for their medicare? it meets the president's animus that we must get more money out of the rich. let's just send less money to the rich. i'm also willing to compromise on military spending. the only thing i'm not willing to compromise is to throw out facts, throw out common sense and say, oh, let's take more money out of the private sector and maybe the economy will do better. it is a really, really bad idea to raise taxes. i think he'll perhaps send us into another recession. >> you may be right, as a reagan supply sider, my heart and head are with you on this. but it doesn't seem you can get a deal that would avoid a big tax hike unless you get whatever cuts you can get plus a revenue increase. what do you think of mr. boehner's idea, cap deductions and get $800 million in revenues? does that make any sense. >> that's a tax increase. it's a bad idea. but i have yet another thought how we could fix this. why don't we let the democrats pass whatever they want. if they are the party of higher taxes, all the republicans in the house vote present and let the democrats raise taxes as high as they want to
of the year. it includes patches to medicare formulas. patches to social security formulas. so this is a huge mess of issues. we're not even talking about those issues yet. congressional negotiators and the white house aren't talking about these huge host of other issues that are on the table. the thought is if they can get past tax rates and spending cuts, then they will be able to deal with the peripheral issues. but we don't have much time. if a deal isn't reached or a framework isn't reached in the next week or, so it's going to be a big problem. >> all right, thanks for that. good to see you. > >>> nokia -- we'll tell you more when we come back in a few moments. [ male announcer ] this december, remember -- ♪ you can stay in and like something... ♪ [ car alarm deactivates ] ♪ ...or you can get out there with your family and actually like something. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is on, offering some of our best values of the year. this he pursuit of perfection. >>> a recap of the headlines today. the fiscal fight rages on in washington as the republicans try to fend
to say we are going to cut medicare beneficiaries. he then went on and i think in the end, you can't be president and not be a realist. he said isn't tenable to not cut them because they are driving the budget deficit. the whole entitlement issue is the real core of this problem. a taxing issue, yes. the pyrotechnics. there's the struggle between the republican and democratic view. they all know it's the entitlement issue. so if you, but some some sort of fix, trajectory to make it somehow stable is the real issue. you have something from the boat. >> your books are ultimately about the power, how it's used, squandered, built spirits of the subtext of these events is how life works. and my favorite sentence in the price of politics is when you meet friends -- need friends comments to late to make them. tell us what she learned about washington and life in the grand bargain. what is a hundred your lesson from how bad unravels? >> evening would have been last year? they found a way to postpone everything. again, they can postpone lots of the problems, the postponement is 15 and appre
about levemir® flexpen. covered by 90% of insurance plans, including medicare. find your co-pay at myflexpen.com. >>> if you are the kind of person who thinks the holidays are a good time to slow down, take stock, and reconnect with family and friends, you might want to steer clear of one man down in the carolinas. he is not relaxing this holiday season. no, after a lifetime of extraordinary achievements, he's taking on a whole new mission. preaching the gospel of never giving up. the race tracks of nascar are a young man's world. where top speed, quick reflexes, and raw power are prize. so what is this man, well beyond retirement age, doing amid the chaos of pit road? the same thing joe gibbs has always done. he's running the show. >> get them, man. >> you're at an age where most people would be content to golf and take it easy. why don't you stop? >> that's a good question. to me, life is so exciting. to me, it's always trying to beat somebody in something competitive. it's kind of been my whole life. >> let's get this thing right here. >> are you as excited about what you do today
government growth in our country, we know this, it's social security and medicare. so, what they want is something in writing from the white house. again, what they have to do is say we are committed and serious about entitlement reform. >> even if the president and the speaker reach a compromise, is there a guarantee, though, that this will go through congress? if they can come to a deal, do you think the other underwork is done? >> no. already, there has been chatter that an initial vote could go down on the house floor like we saw the bank bailout go down in late 2008. that's why these negotiations are taking place in private because these two sides don't want to see all of this opposition come from the rank and file and strong arm numbers into volting for it because they have to so we don't go over the fiscal cliff later. >> i want to jump on to the next topic chlgt this has been a big one. robert, i start with you, history in the making with the latest poll showing a reversal in attitudes toward marriage equality. 37% thought same-sex marriage should be legal in 2004, now 53% are
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